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Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Labor Day guide: Travel, weather, beaches, parties and more

Whether you’re traveling this Labor Day or staying put in the Washington area, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know to make the most of the holiday weekend — despite rain and rising gas prices in the forecast. Happy weekend, everyone!

Ocean City, Md. (Jeffrey MacMillan - For The Washington Post)


Live traffic map

What to expect on the roads and rails

Gas prices expected to climb through Labor Day

College football, Nats, Labor Day changes and more


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Blue moon will make a rare appearance


8 best beaches in the Washington area

Visiting the Maryland, Virginia and Delaware shores


Where to get your parade (and other celebrations) on

Dining out, music, and cultural activities

Nightlife Agenda: Labor Day edition

Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool reopens after 2 years


20 recipes for your Labor Day bash

Labor Day on the cheap: How to throw an inexpensive party


What’s open and what’s closed: Banks, post offices, transportation, liquor stores and more


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